2022 NFL Mock Draft: Building the Tennessee Titans offense for Tim Kelly
By Will Lomas
Tennessee Titans 2022 NFL Mock Draft
The Tennessee Titans passing game will look different in 2022 thanks to Tim Kelly.
While it hasn’t been officially confirmed by the team, Chase McCabe broke the news that Kelly’s title will be “Senior Offensive Assitant/Passing Game Coordinator” for the Tennessee Titans (tweet below).
There are a couple of reasons why this is important, the most obvious one is that this is essentially Mike Vrabel admitting that hiring Todd Downing was a mistake.
Vrabel is too loyal to fire Downing and he obviously thinks that he has some value as a position coach/run game coordinator, but that loyalty isn’t enough to let him tank the offense again in 2021.
The other main reason why this is important is that this gives us a clear picture of what the Titans need to add in the offseason.
Instead of hearing false promises of “continuity” people have a clear idea of what Tim Kelly will want the offense to look like based on his stint as the play-caller in 2020 and 2021 with the Houston Texans.
Over the past few seasons, Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson has done a great job bringing in veterans who patch needs on offense so that they can let the draft come to them. That is how players like Jeffery Simmons, Elijah Molden, Jonnu Smith, Nate Davis, Dillon Radunz, and Harold Landry have ended up on the roster even though there might not be an immediate need at the position.
You can even go back to Robinson’s first draft where he took pure value in the draft when he picked Derrick Henry and Kevin Byard in the top-100 even though they weren’t instant starters.
Even with holes patched, there are some players that would make Kelly’s job much easier. To illustrate that, this is a 2022 NFL mock draft that shows what fans should be hoping for and the players who will or won’t be there.